Traditional surrogate vs gestational surrogate

Songwriter and producer Desmond Child talks about using a gestational surrogate and egg donor to start his family
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Traditional surrogate vs gestational surrogate

A traditional surrogate carries your child with her own egg. But in our case, we used a gestational surrogate, which was an Angela, and an anonymous egg donor. And we went to an egg broker who brought us a stack like this of files of many different women who were willing to serve as an egg donor. And so we chose this one girl who was a beautiful actress and a model who reminded us of each other. I mean, she looked like a combination of me and Curtis, and she also looked a lot like my mom. And so her writings were very sincere. That she was struggling to make ends meet and she needed the money to be able to study acting. And since Curtis was an actor, she seemed perfect for us.

Songwriter and producer Desmond Child talks about using a gestational surrogate and egg donor to start his family


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Desmond Child

Songwriter & Producer

For nearly 4 decades, songwriter/producer Desmond Child has reigned as one of music’s most successful creative forces.  His list of accolades includes Grammy awards, 70 Top 50 singles, and songs that have sold over 300 million albums worldwide.  Child’s career has been highlighted by a stunning array of diversity from Bon Jovi and Aerosmith to Ricky Martin, Alice Cooper, KISS and Katy Perry.   Despite having worked for nearly 40 years as a writer, producer, and artist, Child remains energized and enthusiastic.  TWO: The Story of Roman and Nyro documents the 12-year journey of Desmond and his lifelong partner of 24 years, Curtis Shaw, and the extraordinary way they met and connected with Angela Whittaker, the woman who would carry their twin sons, Roman and Nyro, into the world.  From preconception through the boy’s first 10 years, TWO is the personal and powerful story of these unique individuals whose lives become inextricably woven together in magical and unexpected ways.  TWO is a testament to the universal power and ultimate triumph of love – that it is love that makes a family, affirming that modern families may be modern in their making, but timelessly human at their core.


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